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Re: Pig Latin

by Anonymous Monk
on Feb 17, 2000 at 02:16 UTC ( #3593=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Pig Latin

It depends on how general you want to be. My first run attempt is:

while(<>) { s{ \b([bcdfghjklmpqrstvwxyz]?)(\w+) } { if($1) {$2.$1.'ay'} else {$2."way"} }egix; print; }

The problem is that this doesn't correctly treat cases like th, sh, pr, etc. where there's really a compound starting consonant. Maybe, this would be a bit more correct:

while(<>) { s{ \b([bcdfghjklmpqrstvwxyz]*)([aeiou]+)(\w*) } { if($1) {$2.$3.$1.'ay'} else {$2.$3."way"} }egix; print; }

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RE: (2) Pig Latin (another smidge closer)
by ybiC (Prior) on Jul 23, 2000 at 17:35 UTC
    Adding qu| at the front of $1 and removing q from [...] provides support for the "qu" combination.   My first attempted tweak was to add (qu) inside $1's [...] but that hosed things for words like "jumped".

    Bonus points for guessing the cliche phrase I tested this with.  <grin>

    #!/usr/bin/perl -w use strict; while(<>) { s{ \b(qu|[bcdfghjklmpnrstvwxyz]*)([aeiou]+)(\w*) } { if($1) {$2.$3.$1.'ay'} else {$2.$3."way"} }egix; print; } # END

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